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Daniel ~ 14th April, 2010 07:19 PM

US government finally admits most piracy estimates are bogus
 
We've all seen the studies trumpeting massive losses to the US economy from piracy.

One famous figure, used literally for decades by rightsholders and the government, said that 750,000 jobs and up to $250 billion a year could be lost in the US economy thanks to IP infringement.

A couple years ago, we thoroughly debunked that figure. For years, Business Software Alliance reports on software piracy assumed that each illicit copy was a lost sale. And the MPAA's own commissioned study on movie piracy turned out to overstate collegiate downloading by a factor of three.

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danrok 16th April, 2010 03:11 PM

Music execs. are so poor, just look at Simon Cowell, who would want to be him, living in homes worth 10s of millions?

Did we really need a gov. report to tell us the rich, and their lawyers, have been lying?

Daniel ~ 16th April, 2010 07:43 PM

No we didn't Dan... But this is the ony way THEY will realize they've been lie for dollars...":O}


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